By Kathleen Gallagher
I admit it, I joined a Drum and Bugle Corp when I was a teenager. We were called The Fire-lites. A bunch of my girlfriends and I, really signed up to be near the cute drum major, Alfonso. We had so much fun, and even marched down Fifth Ave in New York City. When we learned the routines, we really got involved in making our squad the best. We twirled our flags and rifles around like pros. I loved the bus rides home the most. I got to sit next to Alfonso.
My ideal vacation is to spend a week on The Outer Banks in North Carolina with my three adorable grandsons, Cole, Lance, and Chase. The best time is when we read stories before bed. It’s when the giggle monsters come out to play.
I love the seventies, and miss the disco ball and dancing all night to the Bee Gees music. Better yet, I love Rocky and Saturday Night Fever.
Our backyard has no grass. My husband had an idea to create a serene place to relax and enjoy nature. He covered the whole area with rocks, pebbles, and winding trails. There are evergreens, flowers, birdhouses ,and a fountain. I’m not even sure what else. Each year he adds something different and we have a whole new design. It’s really pretty, and it keeps him out of the kitchen. When he brings home a garden gnome, I’ll faint.
I’m a slob when I cook. I make believe I’m in the kitchen of The Iron Chef Stadium. Leave me alone with a bunch of herbs, garlic, lemon, olive oil and white wine and I’ll whip up a dish. Oh, I need some chicken or fish, too.
I have tried almost every frizz removing product on the market. I finally found Moroccan oil I love and it I works wonders. I better stock up on it, just in case the company goes out of business.
I went to three out of the four Bon Jovi concerts in the New Meadowlands last summer. I don’t go overboard, do I?
Nothing makes me happier then a weekend spent with my husband, children, and my grandsons.